Isabel Violet Hunt (1862-1942) published poetry in
Century magazine at age 13, and later, wrote collections of short stories and novels. She was also an active feminist, joining the
Women's Social and Political Union. The collection consists of a manuscript notebook in Violet Hunt's hand containing 100
poems, published works by Hunt and books from her library.
Isabel Violet Hunt was born on September 28, 1862 in Durham, England; she was the eldest daughter of landscape artist Alfred
William Hunt and novelist Margaret Peacock; attended Notting Hill and Ealing High School in London; published poetry in Century magazine at age 13; her first short story, A Thief in the Night, was published under the pseudonym Violet Herris in Belgravia magazine; became an active feminist, joining the Women's Social and Political Union; wrote collections of short stories and
novels, including: The Maiden's Progress (1894), A Hard Woman (1895), The Human Interest (1899), Affairs of the Heart (1900), White Rose of Weary Leaf (1908), Tales of the Uneasy (1911), and More Tales of the Uneasy (1925); became contributor, reader, and subeditor for Ford Madox Ford's English Review; died on January 16, 1942.
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